Vertical & Horizontal
Types of Fire Partitions
There are two main types of fire partitions available: vertical and horizontal. Ark highly recommend considering both options, as they serve the same purpose but in different facets of the building.
Vertical partitions are placed vertically within the walls of the building. These act as a fire resistance which prevents fires from spreading in between rooms through burning through combustable materials such as plasterboard. These partitions create significant fire resistance containing the fire within the original room.
The vast majority of partition walls contain interruptions, usually for things like pipes and electricity sockets. These interruptions are classed as “weak-spots” when it comes to fire resistance. It is recommended to install penetration seals to strengthen these weaker places in the partition.
Here at Ark we’re very experienced in installing vertical partitions, however please be aware that in some buildings the existing walls may need upgrading in order to meet the standards of government regulations.